Monday, April 8, 2013
Monday, April 8 is Immigrants Day at the Massachusetts State House, and Framingham was well represented.
Monday, April 8
Today, April 8 is Immigrants Day at the Massachusetts Statehouse. Thanks to Kira Gagarin for the photo. Pictured are Gagarin, Dan Schullman and Ilma Paixao as well as Framingham State Representatives Tom Sannicandro and Chris Walsh.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
FOX-TV's Bill O'Reilly sent a reporter to Framingham to talk to the President's uncle. who is facing yet another deportation hearing, even after admitting to sufficient facts in an OUI case.
FOX-TV's Bill O'Reilly sent a reporter to Framingham to talk to the President's uncle who is facing yet another deportation hearing, after admitting to sufficient facts in an drunk driving case. For 43 years, Onyango Obama has been living in the United States illegally, said O'Reilly at the beginning of the Watters' World report. O'Reilly called Obama the "most famous illegal alien in the world." Reporter Jesse Watters interviewed several individuals in downtown Framingham and then went to Conti Liquors to talk to Obama, who did not wish to talk to the reporter and said he called Framingham Police. Watters told O'Reilly police never showed up. It was Framingham Police who arrested Obama in August 2011 and charged him with driving while …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Lawmakers were surprised this week by Gov. Deval Patrick's statements that some illegal immigrants should pay in-state tuition at state universities and colleges.
Thousands of illegal immigrants living in Massachusetts can qualify for state resident tuition rates at state colleges, under a policy laid out on Monday by Gov. Deval Patrick. Patrick took state legislators by surprise when he told college and university officials that illegal immigrants who obtain a federal work permit should pay in-state tuition. In statements to the media on Monday, Patrick said that the policy is in line with what President Obama authorized last summer — that young illegal immigrants, who were brought here before age 16 with their parents, could obtain a federal work permit and remain in the U.S. without threat of deportation. He said that students who have obtained these work permits in the past have paid in-state …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
After the Supreme Court struck down most of Arizona's anti-immigration law, Gov. Deval Patrick is looking closely at the wording in a new budget provision.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick recently approved the majority of the 2013 state budget, however there were a few parts that he chose to veto or amend. One of them was wording that would require a proof of legal residence for anyone looking to register a car. "Patrick did not veto the provision outright, but instead asked lawmakers to consider an amended version. While the bulk of the revised language in the amendment was the same, a key change would remove the phrase 'proof of legal residence' and replace it with 'proof of residence in the commonwealth,'" an article on boston.com said. According to the article, Patrick said he would not go along with efforts to compel state authorities to enforce U.S. immigration laws . "The recent …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Milford legislators joined with their colleagues in rejecting Gov. Deval Patrick's move to remove a requirement for a driver's license or legal ID to obtain a vehicle registration. Reform of so-called 'X Registrations' is now back before Patrick.
Milford legislators joined with their colleagues in rejecting Gov. Deval Patrick's move to remove a requirement for a driver's license or legal ID to obtain a vehicle registration. Reform of so-called 'X Registrations' is now back before Patrick. Under existing practice, people who do not have driver's licenses can register a vehicle in Massachusetts under the 'X Registration' option, which allows them to register a vehicle by providing their name, birth date, proof of insurance and residence. The proof of residence could include showing a current utility bill. Legislators — including state Sen. Richard Moore (D-Uxbridge) and state Rep. John Fernandes (D-Milford) — voted to change that this year, instead requiring proof of legal residence…
Saturday, March 12, 2011
About 300 residents attended a public hearing today at Mass Bay Community College. This was the second of 12 hearings planned in the Commonwealth about the federal Secure Communities program.
All of the explosive ingredients seen in any public hearings focused on immigration happened in Framingham this afternoon: opinions, frustration and anger. The specific topic that brought about 300 people to Mass Bay Community College’s cafeteria was whether Massachusetts should participate in Secure Communities,” a federal program that allows local law enforcement to have access to the Department of Homeland Security database on immigrants currently living in the U.S. Richard Chacón, the director of the Office of Refugees and Immigrants, faced a diverse crowd – composed of immigrant and American workers, college professors, priests, pastors and leftist & rightist activists. He opened the meeting with a more conciliatory tone. “For the …
A reunião foi a segunda de uma série de 12 audiências públicas realizadas até julho
Todas os ingredientes comuns às reuniões repúblicas sobre imigração apreceram em Framingham nesse sábado: opiniões esquentadas, frustração e raiva com a política de imigração dos EUA. Mas, o tópico que atraiu cerca de 300 pessoas à cafeteria da faculdade MassBay foi um debate sobre o “Comunidades Seguras,” um programa do governo federal que se aprovado daria à polícia local o poder de consultar o banco de dados do Departamento de Imigração para deportar imigrantes que tenham passado criminal. Richard Chacón, o diretor do Escritório de Refugiados e Imigrantes, encarou uma platéia diversa, composta de trabalhadores americanos e imigrantes, professores universitários, padres, pastores, e ativista da direita e da esquera americana. Ele abriu a…
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Brazilian-born Daniela Cristine Tonel Alves, who has lived in Framingham since she was 8 and graduated from Framingham High in 2000, was sentenced to 12 days in jail - time served after being arrested in the trunk of a Canadian woman's car at the border.
A Brazilian-born woman who graduated from Framingham High and gave birth to two children in the United States, was sentenced to 12 days, time served by a U.S. District Court judge in Maine on Thursday. She had been arrested at a check point at the Canada-Maine border earlier this month, when she was found in the trunk of a Canadian woman's car. Whether she can ever return to Framingham is still unclear. Daniela Cristine Tonel Alves has lived in Framingham since she was 8 years old. Although born in Brazil, she graduated from Framingham High in 2000. Alves is the mother of two American-born boys. Last September, Alves went to Brazil to see her two grandmothers, after 19 years of living in Framingham, according to relatives. Around Christmas…
Daniela Alves morou em Framingham por 19 anos, retornou ao Brasil em setembro
Um caso ocorrido na fronteira do Canadá demonstra bem o drama que vivem imigrantes indocumentados, tormentados entre permanecer nos EUA e a saudade da família no Brasil. A ipatinguense Daniela Cristine Tonel Alves vivia nos EUA desde os 8 anos de idade. Mas em setembro a saudade da sua avó bateu mais forte e ela foi para o Brasil depois de ter morado em Framingham, Massachusetts, por 19 anos. Segundo o jornal “The Bangor Daily News,” publicado no Maine, Daniela tirou o visto canadense e entrou no Canadá por volta do Natal. No entanto, ainda segundo o jornal americano, com a ajuda da motorista canadense Lynne Boutot, de 43 anos, a brasileira tentou cruzar a fronteira do Canadá com os EUA. Segundo documentos oficiais, Daniela teria sido …